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, talking about the parents of hadiya pendleton and talking about the people of nourn. and now we're seeing the president make this plea in chicago. i guess realistically speaking from a political standpoint, how much do events like this accomplish? does it help him make this point? >> as we've seen, and you've watched it up close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not b
has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into actions and help create opportunities for the kids they say will wind up killing themselv
others injures. >>> first ladey michelle obama was in chicago with fall and friends to honor hadiya pendleton, who was shot and killed days after performing at the president's inauguration. police say gangs may have mistaken her for a rival gang. several other dignitaries attended as well >> bargain hunters fled to sacramento for the goods that state declared surplus, including property confiscated by the highway patrol or at the airport security checkpoints. and include a new mercedes, a giant griddle and religious alter. >> i love to shop any kind of deal. >> organizers say the turnout was much larger than expected and they expect the auction to bring in more than $100,000 for the state we have developing news out of new orleans, where there are reports of several people shot during mardi gras festivities on bourbon street. >> the hunt is on for pythons, the valuable information the snake-hunters hope to gather. >> we have clear skies and cold temperatures across the entire bay area coming up at 101:37 the neighbors that will be in the upper 20s tomorrow morning and when warm
reassigned is suing. >>> and hadiya pendleton was killed just days after attending the president's inauguration. her parents joining us live. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. the man credited for making basketball for the masses he's now passed away. jerry buss was 80 years old. the lakers won ten titles under his tenure. he's showcased magic johnson, kareem abdul-jabbar and kobe bryant. he suffered from cancer. joining us is eric fisher, "sports illustrated" senior writer jim trotter joining us on the phone from san diego. first of all, jim, let's go to you, what were the circumstances around this death. was this is a surprise? >> no, it had been rumored for a while that he was in bad health. you know, to me, jerry buss was one of the last figures -- he was one of the three greatest owners of my generation i'd say along with george steinbrenner and eddie debartolo. it was always be the end result. he would spend whatever it took win. it was about creating an atmosphere of excitement. giving fans more than just sports. he understand that he was selling entertainment,
in the aftermath of the killing a 15- year-old hadiya pendleton, a chicago teen shot days -- shot dead just days after performing at obama's second term inauguration. obama said the rate of killing people in chicago is equivalent to newtown massacre occurring every four months. >> something profound and uniquely heartbreaking and tragic, obviously, about a group of six-year olds being killed, but last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that is the equivalent of a new town every four months. and that is precisely what the overwhelming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposal to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. >> four separate shootings were reported in chicago in the 90 minutes after obama's speech. just hours later, the sister of a teenager who had sat behind obama on stage at the appeal for gun control was shot dead. the victim, janay mcfarlane, was 18 years old, the mother of a three-month old boy. sectarian discord is growing in pakistan in the aftermath of a mas
of a chicago teenager is at $40,000. there was a march saturday in memory of hadiya pendleton. the 15-year-old was shot and killed tuesday in a park with her friends. i want to bring in reverend al sharpton, host of msnbc's "politics nation." also president of the national action network as well. let's talk about hadiya first. recently got back from washington. she just performed at president obama's inauguration. for folks who don't know the story, who aren't familiar with this little girl, what can you tell us? >> 15 years old, honor student. as you said, performed at the president's inaugural festivities. went home, was on her way in a month or so to paris. and was killed. apparently standing under a petition that was, you know, there for weather. and someone shot her. there with all kinds of theories of whether it was mistaken for gang warfare. she clearly had no involvement in any violence in her life, no gang warfare. in fact, had done a commercial against gang warfare. and had a mother on politics nation. >> i want to play that for our viewers. take a listen. >> her friend who was t
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